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Animal charities secure stay on feral cat cull

Animal charities secure stay on feral cat cull

| 22/02/2018 | 65 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Humane Society and Feline Friends have secured an injunction against the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Environment to stop the government officials from culling stray cats on Little Cayman this week. The charities were not consulted on the proposed cull an [...]

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Scientists warn sea level rise will be dramatic

Scientists warn sea level rise will be dramatic

| 20/02/2018 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Millions of people living in low-lying areas such as the Cayman Islands are at increased risk that rising oceans will have a greater impact and be harder to stop or reverse than previously believed, despite cuts in emissions, scientists say in a new study. Sea level rise is a major consequenc [...]

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Success of GM mozzie project queried by MRCU

Success of GM mozzie project queried by MRCU

| 20/02/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): Government has cancelled a planned national roll-out of the controversial genetically modified mosquito project by the UK-based firm Oxitec. Nancy Barnard, the acting director of the Mosquito Research and Control Unit, told CNS that the decision not to expand the experimental method for suppr [...]

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Severe weather events top risk table for 2018

Severe weather events top risk table for 2018

| 23/01/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Risk report has found that environmental issues, particularly extreme weather events, dominate the concerns of geo-political experts for the year ahead. While the annual report, which is based on surveys and research, is forecasting economic growth [...]

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Small earthquake shakes East End

Small earthquake shakes East End

| 21/01/2018 | 33 Comments
(CNS): The United States Geological Survey confirmed that an earthquake registering magnitude 4 on the Richter scale shook the waters off the coast of East End Sunday morning.  The earthquake happened before 10:30 around 45 miles southeast of Grand Cayman at a depth of around 4.3 miles. This weaker [...]

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Public urged to follow laws to protect fish

Public urged to follow laws to protect fish

| 15/01/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment (DoE) has said that at this time of year a number of rules are in place designed to help protect the marine life around the Cayman Islands that remains under threat. The department is urging people who are going fishing to follow the laws, which apply to all ind [...]

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Officials rule out costly national siren

Officials rule out costly national siren

| 11/01/2018 | 83 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands government will not be investing in a national siren system, despite some public concern that many people missed Tuesday night’s public service messages that the islands were under a tsunami alert following the massive earthquake off the coast of Honduras. Officials f [...]

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7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduran coast

7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduran coast

| 10/01/2018 | 106 Comments
(CNS): Local officials issued a tsunami alert for the Cayman Islands on Tuesday night after a significant earthquake struck less than 30 miles from the north coast of Honduras, east of the largely unpopulated and remote Great Swan Island. The potential threat came after the quake, measuring 7.6 ma [...]

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Climate change turning turtle populations female

Climate change turning turtle populations female

| 09/01/2018 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Marine scientists are sounding the alarm over a new threat to the endangered green sea turtle, following research by experts on a population of the animals around the Great Barrier Reef. The results of the study, which has been published in the scientific journal, Current Biology, found ̶ [...]

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Cayman cools down as chilly weather comes south

Cayman cools down as chilly weather comes south

| 05/01/2018 | 58 Comments
(CNS): Experts at the Cayman Islands National Weather Service have explained that while Cayman has a tropical climate, we are positioned far enough north to be affected by the current cold fronts in the United States. With snow as far south as Florida, the nip in the air that everyone is enjoying r [...]

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Coral bleaching ‘new normal’ say scientists

Coral bleaching ‘new normal’ say scientists

| 05/01/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Scientists have found that the time-lapse between coral bleaching events has decreased rapidly over the last forty years, reducing the time reefs have to recover and making bleaching the “new normal” for the delicate marine ecosystems. In the latest bad news about the fate of the [...]

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